Aerospace And Defense Archives

Send in the Drones


As 24 states bid to host test flights for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the FAA predicts that 7,500 drones will be flying over the U.S. within five years.

BUSINESS REPORT: Alabama – Donghee America Plans $48-Million Fuel Tank Plant In Auburn


Alabama’s automotive manufacturing sector is hitting on all cylinders, as OEM assembly plants and the supplier network that supports them continue to expand. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Air Canada Opens Global Operations Center In Brampton, Ontario

Air Canada

The new facility will serve as the central control for the airline’s operations, with 400 employees overseeing, on a 24/7 basis, nearly 600 Air Canada flights each day.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings


Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.

AAR Announces 500 New Jobs In Lake Charles, LA


State will establish Aircraft MRO Center of Excellence for aviation training at SOWELA Technical Community College.

General Dynamics Dedicates New Facility in Healdsburg, CA


General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems manufactures large, medium- and small-caliber direct and indirect-fire munitions, mortar weapons and systems, artillery projectiles, bomb bodies and Ball Powder® Propellant.

Magnablend Reopens Former Superconducting Super Collider Facility In Waxahachie, TX

Congressman Joe Barton gets a tour of Magnablend's Research & Development Laboratory. (L - R) Dr. Abdel Rahy - Research and Development Senior Chemist, Barton, Donnie Lord - SSC Plant Manager, Scott Pendery - Magnablend President & CEO. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/Magnablend, Inc.)

With manufacturing facilities in key locations for all major domestic shale plays, Magnablend is positioned to support U.S. energy development and independence.

BUSINESS REPORT: Arkansas — Dassault Invests $60 Million In Little Rock Expansion

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe

The maker of Falcon jets will introduce 3D design at its Arkansas production facility, which will grow to 1.25 million square feet when the expansion is completed in 2016. From the May/June 2013 issue.

SPECIAL REPORT: The Carolinas Are Bringing The Business


On what seems to be a job-creation winning streak, Carolina economic developers must be doing something right. From the May/June 2013 issue.